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Lupita Nyong’o to Make NYC Stage Debut in September

In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Nyong’o, the Oscar-winner for her role in Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave" will make her New York stage debut in September. The Public Theater said Thursday that Nyong’o will star in “Eclipsed,” a story of survival and resilience set in post-colonial Africa.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, Lupita Nyong’o arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Nyong’o, the Oscar-winner for her role in Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave” will make her New York stage debut in September. The Public Theater said Thursday that Nyong’o will star in “Eclipsed,” a story of survival and resilience set in post-colonial Africa. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

MARK KENNEDY, AP Drama Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Lupita Nyong’o, the Oscar-winner for her role in Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave” will make her New York stage debut in September.

The Public Theater said Thursday that Nyong’o (loo-PEE’-tuh nee-YAHNG’-goh) will star in “Eclipsed,” a story of survival and resilience set in post-colonial Africa. It was written by Danai Gurira — who also is stars in “The Walking Dead” — and will be directed by Liesl Tommy.

A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Nyongo’s stage credits include playing Perdita in “The Winter’s Tale” and Sonya in “Uncle Vanya” both at Yale Repertory Theater.

The Mexican-born Kenyan will next appear in the anticipated “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens” and will voice a character in Jon Favreau’s take on Disney’s “The Jungle Book.”

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